Prosper202 cloaking question ...

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I do not really see the point to this cloaking, although I might be wrong. When user clicks on the ad:




1) ad calls the domain where Prosper202 is hosted, referrer = URL of the page with ad,
2) Prosper202 than calls merchant's site, referrer = domain where Prosper202 is hosted,
3) visitor arrives to a merchant's site, but referrer is still the domain where Prosper202 is hosted.



If above is right, than there is no need for clacking, because merchant will only ever see the domain where Prosper202 was hosted.



Am I Right or Wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author junkdna
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  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Hmmm... I see your point. But I think there may be more to it. Did you try posting here: https://getsatisfaction.com/tracking202/ Perhaps Nana can chime in.
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  • Profile picture of the author captainhass
    Originally Posted by junkdna View Post

    I do not really see the point to this cloaking, although I might be wrong. When user clicks on the ad:

    If above is right, than there is no need for clacking, because merchant will only ever see the domain where Prosper202 was hosted.



    Am I Right or Wrong?
    So what do you expect? Why are you cloaking?

    Your question make me think that you don't know the purpose of cloaking it self.

    People cloak their links to keep their traffic sources, winner keywords, winner Ad copies, winner landing pages invisible and unknown at the merchants and network staff ends.

    If the merchant got your winner campaigns and traffic sources, so why he will need you or even continue to pay you. He is going to cut every middle man after he has gathered enough data from other beginner affiliates who are not cloaking and then say bye bye affiliates (Iam going to cut you for ever for this campaign because i knew your secrets. so why paying you a big cut when he can pay pennies for direct traffic sources which he has gathered?

    So i didn't get your point. Why you want to show the first referrer traffic source for the merchant?
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    • Profile picture of the author junkdna
      Originally Posted by captainhass View Post

      So what do you expect? Why are you cloaking?

      Your question make me think that you don't know the purpose of cloaking it self.

      People cloak their links to keep their traffic sources, winner keywords, winner Ad copies, winner landing pages invisible and unknown at the merchants and network staff ends.

      If the merchant got your winner campaigns and traffic sources, so why he will need you or even continue to pay you. He is going to cut every middle man after he has gathered enough data from other beginner affiliates who are not cloaking and then say bye bye affiliates (Iam going to cut you for ever for this campaign because i knew your secrets. so why paying you a big cut when he can pay pennies for direct traffic sources which he has gathered?

      So i didn't get your point. Why you want to show the first referrer traffic source for the merchant?
      This is as lame answer as they get. It is general knowledge that cloaking is used to hide referees and my question clearly implies that I know the reason for it.

      What I am asking is technical question, why cloak twice, when one cloaking action would be enough to hide referrer?
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  • Profile picture of the author RhysEvans
    I use cloaking for an entirely different reason to yourself so there is an awful lot more to the term 'Cloaking' which you should read up on.
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